Delays, Closures and Cancellations Due to Winter Weather

Here are the Christiana Care Health System delays, closures and cancellations due to the winter storm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Check back for updates.

Closures & Cancellations:

  • The Brain Aneurysm Support Group meeting scheduled on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is canceled.
  • The Breastfeeding Support Group scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 is canceled.

Christiana Care Health System’s essential hospital and emergency services, including the Emergency Departments at Christiana and Wilmington hospitals and Middletown, are open and will continue to operate without interruption. If you have any questions about the cancellation of your appointment, please call your physician.

Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.


Information for Incoming Students

Students who are not assigned to Christiana Care for a rotation must receive initial acceptance from the department they desire to rotate in 90 days prior to the start date of their rotation.

Students who are not from an affiliated school, a student training agreement will be sent to an official at your school to sign, confirm the information below, and return to Christiana Care.

  • A criminal background check, as performed by your school.
  • Immunizations.
    • Tetanus.
    • Measles.
    • Mumps.
    • Rubella.
    • Hepatitis B.
    • Varicella if a negative history or an unknown history of chicken pox.
    • TST skin test.
    • Influenza in accordance with Christiana Care timeframe.
    • In its sole discretion, Christiana Care may permit a signed declination if there is a valid reason provided.
  • School maintains liability coverage on the student. A certificate of insurance must be mailed or faxed to Christiana Care by the school before the student can begin their rotation.
  • A letter of good standing must be mailed or faxed to Christiana Care by the school before the student can begin their rotation.

All students must complete registration for their rotation no later than 60 days prior to the start date of their rotation. Failure to do so will result in the cancelation of your rotation. All registration materials will be sent to the student by the student coordinator at Christiana Care. Registration includes the student to do the following:

  • Review the Non-Employee Manual
  • Complete Student Responsibility form and mail or fax to Christiana Care.
  • Complete Student Information form and mail or fax to Christiana Care.
  • Complete Child Protection Registry from and fax to Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families.
  • If applicable, complete Housing Application form and mail or fax to Christiana Care.
  • An Elder Abuse check will be completed by Christiana Care.
  • All addresses’ and phone numbers will be provided on the forms.

All students must abide by the rules and regulations of the department through which they are rotating at Christiana Care Health System. Students are required to wear their medical school identification badge while on rotation at Christiana Care Health System.

Any questions about the above requirements can be directed to UME at